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Curves, Colour and Cool: Mid-20th Century Design

10th March 2022

10:00 - View all performance times

MAST Mayflower Studios , 142--144 Above Bar Street

Box Office: 02380 711833

The Study Day is divided into three session: two in the morning and one in the afternoon. The first talk begins at 10.30 but doors will open from 10am for refreshments: coffee, tea and pastries which are included in the ticket price. 

Mark Hill, specialist in 20th century design and decorative art, and Antiques Roadshow expert, will give two talks in the morning and lead us through an afternoon identification and valuation session.

Session 1: Curves, Colours & Cool: An Introduction to Mid-Century Modern 
The antiques market has changed dramatically and now pieces that were made during the 1970s can fetch many times more than a piece made in the 1770s. Why has the teak sideboard you threw out become so desirable? Who is this Eames guy? Who's buying what and what are they doing with it? This practical and inspirational lecture looks at furniture, ceramics, glass, lighting and metalware, identifies key designs and designers, and examines the revolutionary design movements they began.

Session 2: Michael Harris - Mdina Glass & Isle of Wight Studio Glass 
Michael Harris was one of the innovators of the international studio glass movement which  transformed 20thC glass and its creation. His pioneering work at Mdina Glass on Malta and, later, at his Isle of Wight Studio Glass is examined, including influences, production techniques, major ranges and the heritage he left behind. 

Session 3

After lunch Mark will host our very own mini-Antiques Road Show with an identification and valuation session so please bring any 20thC design items you have but limit these to  ceramics, glass, and metalware as these are his areas of expertise.

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10 Mar 2022 - 10:00 Standard - Min: £32.00 Book Tickets

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